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Melothesia Æthiopica / XVIII-21; Ethiocolor; Fendika. Jean-Christophe Frisch

Album Summary

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Wollo, song
>Musique des Lumières XVII : Les Folies d'Abyssinie, improvisation
>Traditional, Ethiopian : Ambasale, song
>Dell'arpa, Orazio Michi : Non Chinate
>Traditional, Ethiopian : Goragué, song
>Traditional, Ethiopian : Derbabba, song
>Traditional, Italian : Tarantello di Mirto, traditional dance melody
>Traditional, Ethiopian : Gonder, song
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Notes & Reviews:

Might one imagine that an organ, leaving Lisbon around 1600, was transported by boat and camelback to the heart of Abyssinia? That violas da gamba resonated in the land of Prester John? That near the sources of the Blue Nile, one still finds the church built by the Jesuit fathers at the time when Emperor Susenyos secretly converted to Catholicism? That the greatest 17th-century compositional treatise, published in Rome, contains music in Amharic, the language of the Ethiopian highlands? This fascinating recording transforms imagination into reality.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Théâtre du Garde-Chasse, Les Lilas (02/01/2013).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Wollo, song
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Musique des Lumières XVII : Les Folies d'Abyssinie, improvisation
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Ambasale, song
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Dell'arpa, Orazio Michi : Non Chinate
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Goragué, song
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Derbabba, song
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 8 min. 27 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Italian : Tarantello di Mirto, traditional dance melody
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Ethiopian : Gonder, song
  • Performers: Melaku Belay (Dancer); Melaku Belay (Voice); Zeleke Tsegaye (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Frisch
  • Ensemble: Musique des Lumières XVIII-21
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live